It was a small victory for local people last week. Representatives of Cottenham, Histon and Impington parish councils, David and Sue met Andy Campbell, MD of Stagecoach Cambridge on Monday. Glenn Edge of the County Council also attended. Read the rest of this entry.
Stagecoach has published a new timetable for its Citi 7 service and it’s a bit of a shocker. Although changes had been trailed earlier with a mix of positives and negatives what’s actually transpired is largely negative. Read the rest of this entry.
The autumn 2009 edition of the SE Cambs Reporter has just been published and is now being delivered. Click here for an electronic copy.
The news this last week that users of the guided bus will not be able to use their tickets for both operators beggars belief. The details are on the County Council’s web-site (click here). Since Whippet is offering significantly lower fares but will be running fewer buses there may be queues of passengers standing at the stops watching empty Stagecoach buses go by whilst they wait for on from Whippet. Read the rest of this entry.
The County Council has announced another delay in the ill-fated guided bus project. The northern section which runs from St Ives down to the edge of Cambridge is now expected to be handed over by contractors BAM Nuttalls and October. That’s a slip from the previously announced ‘late summer’. Read the rest of this entry.
The Council finally did complete the surface dressing of Impington Lane and New Road in Impington. Then it was time to go back and paint the white lines but it was suggested that perhaps we didn’t need them. IN fact not only don’t we need them but not having them might be a good idea. Read the rest of this entry.
… and for the Meadows, Oakington, Orchard Park, Rampton and Westwick.
It was a humbling result in Cottenham, Histon and Impington this week. After a long and exhausting campaign the Lib Dems won both county council seats. David Jenkins retained his coming top of the poll and Sue Gymer was elected just ahead of the two Tory candidates. The margin between 2nd and 3rd was slim enough to justify a recount. Read the rest of this entry.
The first time residents of Impington Lane knew that it was going to be closed was when the signs went up. No-one thought to warn them in advance. And it came as a double blow to some as 14 Jun 09 is the day that the Histon and Impington gardens are open to the public and blocking a major thoroughfare on that day would be bad news. Read the rest of this entry.
There was a bizarre Council meeting at Shire Hall yesterday. As is normal the Council debated recent Cabinet meetings including the one of 21 Apr 09 which included the item ‘Guided Busway: contract update’. Problem was Cabinet got its update in private with press and public excluded from the meeting. And the report of the meeting simply says ‘Cabinet has now received and noted the latest confidential update on the current contractual position’. Read the rest of this entry.
The South Cambs Area Joint Committee (AJC) gave a positive response to the petition which Impington resident Vanessa Kelly presented at its meeting last Monday. Read the rest of this entry.